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albert
RE: 5 weeks after inguinal surgery
I am 13.5 weeks post op and I have made substantial progress lately.

I am now doing crunches alot
2x20 middle
2x20 left
2x20 right

I am doing pushups
I am now also weightlifting 3x per week....bench press, triceps press, standing curls, upright rows and as of today the one i feared most (Lat Pulldown)....

I have no inflammation in the last 3 days. Usually when I push into a new activity I get the next day discomfort and then back to normal on day 3....

Very psyched about that.
After doing my AIS routine I feel like a million bucks. i am convinced this is the best thing for someone who was hurt as long as me. It is the best stretching known in athletics. I know my pelvic muscles and legs were altered/shortened/weakened because of 4.5 years of dysfucntion. That has been the last thing for me. Getting the muslces on the opposite side to loosen and AIS is doing that.

Still have the Plantar Fasciatis but it is down to a level 4 pain instead of 8 and my MCL is about a 3 where before it was a 8 also.

My AP surgery is getting stronger by the day and there is no activity I fear. Well I fear running but because of my foot....

I have also lost 36 pounds since surgery and can actually see my toes....LOL

Myself and JC have gotten Nike Free sneakers which are "barefoot technology" which means is the closest thing to being barefoot. My AIS guy says that will strengthen your lower body....foot muscles....calf muscles...quads and glutes because you do not have a stiff shoe restricting your movements. Day 2 with them and i can feel muscles being used i never knew existed. He also said many of my inner leg injuries are from not being able to roll through on pronation and having a weak vastus medialis.

Anyways....in another 8 weeks when these stretches take hold permanently I will be running. I am shooting for a 5K on thanksgiving....and i am no runner.

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